No. 75: How Jews Talk About Abortion

As the Supreme Court considers a legal challenge to Texas' abortion law, Yehuda Kurtzer and Michal Raucher examine the Jewish communal conversation around abortion.

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the highest-profile legal challenge to Texas’ new abortion law this week, Yehuda Kurtzer and Michal Raucher (Rutgers University) examine the Jewish communal conversation around abortion. Jews have historically been both pro-natalist and pro-choice. And that’s not an obvious combination. How does this dichotomy manifest in attitudes, social policy, and legislation around issues of abortion in the U.S. and Israel?

Identity/Crisis: The Ideas Behind the News is a podcast of the Shalom Hartman Institute.

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Launched in early 2020, Identity/Crisis is a weekly roundtable podcast that explores the ideas behind the news hosted by Shalom Hartman Institute of North America President Yehuda Kurtzer. Episodes cover a wide range of topics and feature experts and content related to news and current events.

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